How’s everyone doing? We OK following that Flyers game yesterday? None of you have a Yinzer tied up in your basement, do you? OK, good– because we may have three more weeks of this.
Ms. CB and I are sick. Again. I was sick two weeks ago, got sick again this weekend, gave it to Ms. CB, and now we both remain home, sick. This time I’ve managed the perfect trifecta of a disastrous head cold, what I think is either Bronchitis or Walking Pneumonia, and Pink Eye. Yep, it’s all topped off with Pink Eye. But that won’t get in the way of your weekend links… even if they are a few hours overdue. Let’s hit it.
But first, a word from our sponsors:
– We’re having 2011-2012 FLYERS QUIZZO next Thursday night at Drinker’s Tavern. Depending on the schedule, it may or may not fall during the first playoff game, in which case we’ll stagger questions during commercial breaks and intermission. Keep an eye out for more details shortly, as well as details about a Phillies game watch at Drinker’s West on Wednesday, April 11.
– Brian Dawkins is signing autographs at the BC Sports in the King of Prussia Mall on Sunday, April 29 from 1 – 3 p.m. Details and tickets here.
– Get all of Philly Phaithful’s 2012 baseball t-shirts here, including Cholly-San, an homage to the skipper, and Pissing Excellence, an homage to one Clifton Lee. Shop here.
– We have OPENING DAY Phillies tickets starting at $177 on Crossing Broad Tickets. Sit in the first level for as low as $110.
– Lost in yesterday’s madness was Wayne Simmonds’ face, which scored a goal on Saturday:
Simmonds was named the NHL's first star of the week
– A story about Jonathan Papelbon jumping off roofs as a child.
– Here's better video of Peter Laviolette grabbing Max Talbot's stick and slamming it over the glass. Talbot was sad:
"He actually took my stick and broke it. I was pretty sad about that. It was a good stick."
– Philly.com has 106 pictures from the opening weekend at Xfinity Live!
– The Redskins are having a D.C. Takeover of their own… they’re taking over a strip club.
– The Inquirer, Daily News and Philly.com have been sold today… for a measly $55 million.
– Nike NFL jerseys are being kept hidden in New York.
– Charlie Manuel thinks the Phillies are the "team to beat."